US 1928149 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Sept. 26, 1933. R, J, DE WEES PUSH BAR 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed N ov. 7. 1932 ,Qurwd/ J. De ll eer Se t. 26, 1933. R. J. DE WEES PUSH BAR Filed Nov. 7, 1932 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 altar/MAM Patented Sept. 26, 1933 UNITED sTATEs;
PATENT '1=' 1]E v 1,928,149 rusn BAR Russell .Ibse nne was, Dallas, Tex. r 3 Application nov mber 7, 1932. Serial No. 641,543
'8 Claims. (01. 405-125) V This invention" relates to newand usefulim provements in push bars.
improved push bar which is adjustableand which may be applied, to any standard "size of door,
whereby a convenient means for pushing or pulling open a door isprovided. j
Another'object or the invention is' -to provide.
an improved push bar, having end sections which are adapted to be secured to the stiles of a door, and a central panel having a display space thereon connecting the end sections, which areoiiset so as to hold thef'push bar away from the'door, thereby protecting said door. 1
Still another objectjof the inventionis to provide a push bar havingendsections j adapted to be secured .to the stiles of a door, said end sections being slidably mounted in a central section', whereby rigidity and durability of thebar ishad. I
A further object of the invention is to provide an adjustable push bar having a central panel carrying a display, said panel being removable, whereby another panel ca ryi'ng difierent display may be substituted. s
Astill further object of the invention is to provide an improved pushbar consisting "of a-pair of slidable end sections adjustably secured to a central display panel, whereby the barmay'fbe quickly and easily secured to different size doors.
A" construction designed to carry out theinvention will be hereinafter described, together withotherfeature s of the invention.
The invention will be more readily understood fromv afreading of. the following specification and by reference to the accompanying drawingsin which an example of the invention is shown, and wherein. V
Figure 1 isa plan view of a push barconstructed in accordance with the invention,"
Figure 2.313 a front elevation of the same, Figure 3' is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2', I
Figure gkis an isometricalview of the push bar, Figure 5 is an isometrical view of one of the end sections,
Figure 6 is a front elevation of the push bar showing the same attached toa door,
Figure 10 is a partial isometrical view of still 7 another 'form of the invention, One object .of the invention is to provide an 'has a display space 13, which may be utilized for any desired purpose. I have shown the panel in an ornamental design, but the invention is not to be limited to any particular shape or size.
Each end section 10 (Figure 5) consists of a pair of horizontal bars 15 which are secured together by vertical bridle bars or connectors 16. The connectors may be welded or in any other suitable way fastened to'the bars 15, and al though I have shown said connectors as twisted (which strengthens the same and adds to their appearance), it is not necessary that they. be so constructed. Each bar 15 is offset at 17 and an opening 18 is provided at its outer end for receiving a, bolt (not shown) which securessaid bar to the stile of a door. The offset holds the central portion of the bar away from the door,
therebyprotecting said door. I
i As is best shown in Figures 4 and 5, the bar 15 is twistedat 19 so that its inner end will lie flat in the horizontal channels 11 of the center panel. 5
The twist in thebar 15 will also strengthen the same as'it will eliminate the tendency of said bar to bow or bend when pressure is exerted against the entire push' bar. The inner end of 'eachbarflS is provided witha plurality of openings 20 which are spacedQto register'with screw threaded openings 21 in the channels 11. Screws 22 pass through openings 20 infeach bar 15 and screw 'into theopenings 21 inthe channels 11.
It is noted that the engagement of the inner ends of the bar-s15 within the channeisserves to strengthen the bar. When pressure is exerted against the entire push bar,the tendency of said bar to bow 'or bend at its middle will bel'overcome by the engagementof the inner ends of the bars i 15 with the sides of the channels 11.
Also the appearance of the entire push bar is improved, as the ends of the bars 15 are hidden from view.
I have shown each channel provided with two openings 21 for each bar, but it would be possible 195 to hold the bars 15' secure in the channels by using only onescrew for eachbar or byusing more than two screws, and the invention is not to be limited to any particular number. It is obvious that by removing the screws 22 and sliding the end sections outwardly or inwardly, the push bar may be adjusted to fit different size doors and said end sections may be rigidly secured in the channels 11 at any desired position, due to the plurality of openings 20 in the bars 15.
It is pointed out that by adjusting both end sections the central panel 12 will always be positioned midway between said end sections and will at all times be at the center of the door. Also, as shown in FigureB, the panel 12 is so constructed that it is in alinement with the braces 16 and the bars 15, which greatly adds to the appearance of the bar.
The panel 12 may carry any desired advertising indicia and the adjustability of the end sections 10 will allow the bar to be attached to any size door. The merits of the display space, 13 are obvious as the entrance to a building is seen by every person entering the building, as well as by those passing thesame. The push bar is a permanent fixture and if it is desired to change the display carried by the panel 12, it is merely necessary to remove said panel and substitute another one carrying a different display. 3 t
In Figures '7 and 8 I have shown another form of the invention. The end sections 10 are made exactly as those shown in my preferred form. The central display panel 12 is made .with rearwardly extending flanges 24"andfthe bars 15 slide within the flanges adjacent the same behind the panel. Bolts 22' pass through openings 24 in the flanges and through the' openings in the bars 15 to hold said bars in adjusted positions.
' In Figure 9 I have shown a modified form of the invention. The central panel 12,instead of having channels 11, is provided with horizontal bores 25 which receive rods 15' of end sections 10. Set screws 26 serve to hold the end sections in desired positions.
Still another, form of. the invention is shown iii Figure 10, wherein the bars 15 of the end sections 10 are not twisted. The central panel 27 is constructed of a fiat piece of metal and carries the advertising indicia. Thebars 15 passbehind the panel and are held in adjusted positions by bolts 28 which pass through openings 28' in shown in Figure 2, slides within. the member 32. ,Each member is offset 9/033 and has openings 34 at its outer end for receiving a bolt (not shown) to fasten said-section to a door stile. The member 32 is provided with a screw threaded opening 35 near its inner end, and this opening receives "asfe't screw 36 which holdsthe member '31 in a desired position withinthe member 32. A display. panel 37 may' be suitably secured. to the members, preferably midway, of the entire bar so as tohide the connectionbetween the twoend sections and improve the appearance of the bar.
The description which has been given recites more or less detail of a particular embodiment of the invention, which is set forth as new and useful, however, I desire it understood that the invention is not limited to such exact details of construction because it is manifest that changes and modifications may be made, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing fro the spirit of the invention. I
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A push bar for swinging doors comprising a central panel carrying advertising indicia and having horizontal channels therein, and a pair of endfsections' each including a pair of horizontel bars secured together and having their outer ends adapted to be secured to the stiles of a door and having their inner ends slidably mounted in the channels of said central panel, whereby the bar may be lengthened or shortened.
2. A push bar for swinging doors comprising a central panel carrying advertising indicia and having rearwardly directed fiangesand end sec]- t'ions adjustably secured to said flanges.
3. A push bar for swinging doors comprising a central panel having rearwardly directed flanges, and a pair of end sections having their outer ends adapted to be secured to the stiles of adoor and having their inner ends adjustably mounted to said flanges, whereby said central panel forms a connection between said end sections.
4. A push bar for swinging doors comprising a central panel carrying indicia and having a horizontal bore at its upper and lower ends, and end sections adjustably securedin said bores.
' 5. A push bar for swinging doors comprising a central panel having a horizontal bore at its upper and lower ends, and end sections each including a pair of horizontal rods secured together and having their outer ends adapted to. be secured to the-stiles of a door and having their inner ends the bores.
6. A pushjbar for swinging doors comprising a central panelv carrying indicia, a pair of end sections each including a pair of fiat bars secured together, and means for rigidly securing said central paneI to said bars to form a connection between the twoend sections. I V
7. A push bar for swinging doors comprising, a central panel, end sections each having spaced members engaging said panel and provided} with means for mounting on a door, and means for adjustably securing the end sections to the panel. 8. A push bar for swinging doors comprising, a central panel carrying indicia on its face, channels extending longitudinally along the top and bottom of said panel, and end sections having portions adj'ustably fastened in said channels and provided with means for mounting them on a door.v
' RUSSELL JOSEPH DE WEES.